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December 2020

Black lives matter – Racism and the legacy of slavery (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 11 December 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Peter Reid MSc, MA, Educational Consultant VSO, Secretary of the Plymouth Ghana Link (a charity developing inter-cultural activities between Plymouth and Sekondi-Takoradi Ghana). The two cities that…

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History of the Devon Ball Clay Industry and the Stover Canal (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 11 December 2020 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Darrin Hewings, a fifth generation clay worker employed by Sibelco, whose association with the clay industry producing world-renowned ball clay in the south west…

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The Geology of Mercury (Geology Section)

Thu. 17 December 2020 at 7:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Prof. Dave Rothery (see  http://www.open.ac.uk/people/dar4#tab1)  on the geology of Mercury – the BepiColombo mission. Note the different start time from usual. Important notes If…

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Christmas in Devon – a talk by Dr Todd Gray

Fri. 18 December 2020 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

Collecting the ashen faggot. From Illustrated London News, 1854. To be held by Zoom video conferencing. Some aspects of the Christmas holiday were particularly Devonian - mummers, a gooding and the ashen faggot, while…

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January 2021

Charles Kingsley – his writings and times (E Devon Branch)

Fri. 8 January 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk by Robin Wootton. Charles Kingsley was born and brought up in Devon and became the 10th President of the Devonshire Association. Perhaps best known as…

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The impact of COVID-19 on the farming sector in Devon (Bideford Branch)

Fri. 15 January 2021 at 2:00 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing Andrew Butler; National Farmers Union - Devon County Adviser – ‘The impact of COVID-19 on the farming sector in Devon’. He makes a return ‘visit’ to our…

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The Met Office – A Brief Guide (Tavistock Branch)

Fri. 15 January 2021 at 7:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing The Met Office - Weather forecasting from mysticism to computers. A senior oceanographer will be speaking on observations of the world's oceans and predictions for the future.…

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AGM 2021 (Geology Section)

Sat. 16 January 2021 at 10:00 am
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing The Section's Annual General Meeting, to be followed at 11 am by a talk by Sally Worbey, Exploration Geologist, Cornish Lithium, on “Lithium Exploration in Cornwall”. Important…

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Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site (Axe Valley Branch)

Wed. 20 January 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk “The Dorset and East Devon World Heritage Site: a palaeontological viewpoint” by Professor Malcolm Hart (University of Plymouth). The contribution of palaeontology to the ‘outstanding…

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AGM 2021 (S Devon Branch)

Thu. 21 January 2021 at 2:15 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing The Branch Annual General Meeting, to be followed by a quiz. Important notes If you would like to join this meeting, please contact the Organiser (details below).…

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The Wreck of the HMS Montagu off Lundy (IA Section)

Thu. 21 January 2021 at 3:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing A talk “The Wreck of the HMS Montagu off Lundy” by Hefin Meara. Important notes If you would like to join this meeting, please contact the Organiser…

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AGM 2021 (History Section)

Mon. 25 January 2021 at 2:30 pm
Online, (see text for details)
Free

To be held by Zoom video conferencing The History Section's annual general meeting. To be followed by "The early censuses (1801 to 1831), and how they can be used to inform Devon's local history",…

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